In Situ Electrochemical Photothermal Deflection Techniques

  • Gyözö G. Láng
  • Cesar A. Barbero
Part of the Monographs in Electrochemistry book series (MOEC)


The theory of photothermal deflection spectroscopy (PDS) applied in situ to electrochemical systems is outlined. The predicted response to different forms of light excitation is described. Then, the experimental parameters relevant to the measurement of photothermal deflection signal in an electrochemical environment are discussed, along with the description of an actual photothermal deflection setup. Finally, experimental results of in situ electrochemical PDS and single wavelength photothermal deflection measurements are described. The techniques are compared with conventional optical absorption techniques such as transmission and reflectance spectroscopy.


Thermal Gradient Probe Beam Pump Beam Tungsten Oxide Refractive Index Gradient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Inst. ChemistryEötvös Loránd UniversityBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Chemistry DepartmentUniversidad Nacional de Rio CuartoRio Cuarto CórdobaArgentina

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